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This week’s 5 best bets for music in Las Vegas

Steely Dan

Back in 2003, Steely Dan’s Walter Becker and Donald Fagen rode around Vegas in a cab and chatted up tourists. The footage from the trip, which appeared on the “Everything Must Go” bonus DVD, seems totally dated now. The band’s music, meanwhile, sounds as timeless as ever. Catch the act at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Sunday. Tickets are $59.50 to $225; the show’s at 6:30 p.m.


Prayers is one of the most captivating acts to emerge in the past few years. The San Diego outfit mixes gang culture with goth rock, resulting in a sound that’s dark, real and riveting. Catch the group on Saturday at the Bunkhouse. Tickets are $10 to $15; the show’s at 9 p.m.

Big Business

If the two songs on Bandcamp — from the forthcoming album “Command Your Weather,” due out July 8 — are any indication, Big Business is still as badass as ever. Catch the combo on Monday at Backstage Bar & Billiards with Andy the Doorbum. Tickets are $12 to $14. Doors are at 8 p.m.

Pete Rock and CL Smooth

Pete Rock and CL Smooth are due at Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel on Saturday for the Las Vegas stop of the “All Souled Out” tour. It should be a show to remember for fans of hip-hop’s golden age. Tickets range from $25 to $49, and doors are at 8 p.m.

Dru Hill

Of the throwback acts stepping back into the spotlight recently, Dru Hill is among the more welcome. Before Sisqo went solo, the Baltimore-based act’s righteous R&B soundtracked many a summer night. Catch the crew at the Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday. Tickets range from $35 to $50. Doors are at 7 p.m.

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